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Midtown Cafe

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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APPETIZERS‏
9.99
Crab Cake
Served with lemon dill sauce
9.99
Spinach & Chipotle Hummus
Served with grilled crispy pita and topped with feta cheese
9.99
1 Ahi Tuna Tartar
Served with seaweed salad tossed in sesame soy marinade & avocado topped with crispy sesame wonton and wasabi caviar
13.99
Lemon Pepper Fried Calamari
Served with spicy aioli
13.99
House Smoked Salmon Dip
Served with toast points, capers and red onions
6.99
Green Tomatoes
Flash fried with spicy aioli
SOUP & SALAD
5.99
Lemon Artichoke Soup
Artichokes and lemons blended in a creamy chicken broth
5.99
Soup of the Day
8.99
Soup and Side House, Caesar or Spinach Salad
Entree 7.99
Half 4.99
Crumbled gorgonzola bleu cheese +0.50
Midtown House
A blend of organic mixed greens topped with mushrooms, house made croutons, cubed English cucumbers, and served with choice of dressing
Entree 7.99
Half 4.99
Salmon +13.99
Shrimp +13.99
Chicken +13.99
Crumbled gorgonzola bleu cheese +0.50
Midtown Caesar Salad
Crispy leaves of romaine lettuce in our caesar dressing topped with house made croutons and parmesan cheese with grilled or blackened: salmon, shrimp or chicken
12.99
Crumbled gorgonzola bleu cheese +0.50
Thai Chicken Salad
A blend of organic mixed greens, dried cranberries and grilled chicken tossed in honey lime vinaigrette, topped with peanut sauce and crispy wontons
Entree 9.99
Half 5.99
Crumbled gorgonzola bleu cheese +0.50
Spinach Salad
Tossed in pepper jelly vinaigrette with cashews, pickled red onion, orange mandarin and red grapes topped with smoked gouda cheese
Entree 9.99
Half 5.99
Crumbled gorgonzola bleu cheese +0.50
Mixed Organic Greens
Tossed in blueberry vinaigrette with strawberries, candied walnuts and mango topped with tn white cheddar cheese
9.99
Crumbled gorgonzola bleu cheese +0.50
Chicken Salad
Low fat chicken salad full of grapes and pecans served over a blend of organic mixed greens and fresh seasonal fruit
12.99
Crumbled gorgonzola bleu cheese +0.50
Pacific Rim Salad
Fresh romaine lettuce, grilled chicken tenders, avocado, orange mandarin, pickled ginger and rice noodles, tossed in a light citrus sesame dressing
SIDE ITEMS‏
2.99
Steamed Broccoli
2.99
Garlic Mashed Potato
2.99
Stone Ground Smoked Gouda Cheese Grits
2.99
Fries
2.99
Angel Hair with Herb Butter
2.99
Haricot Verts
2.99
Creamy Spinach
2.99
Twice Baked Potato
2.99
Mushroom Risotto
6.99
Asparagus with Hollandaise
ENTREES
9.99
Grilled sea scallops (2) +9.99
Soup +5.99
Salad +5.99
Lobster Brie “Mac and Cheese”
With lobster cream sauce
9.99
Soup +5.99
Salad +5.99
Midtown Pasta
Linguine tossed in pesto, topped with marinara sauce and gorgonzola cheese.
9.99
Soup +5.99
Salad +5.99
Chicken Croquettes
Classic southern croquettes pan sautéed and topped with sweet pea cream sauce, served with rice pilaf and vegetable confetti
9.99
Soup +5.99
Salad +5.99
Midtown Meatloaf
Ground prime beef with tomato herb gravy, garlic mashed potatoes, and haricot verts
16.99
Soup +5.99
Salad +5.99
Shrimp and Grits
Blackened shrimp tossed with bacon, mushrooms, tomatoes and scallions served on stone ground smoked gouda cheese
9.99
Soup +5.99
Salad +5.99
Grilled Chicken Breast
Boneless chicken breast with rice pilaf and steamed broccoli
14.99
Soup +5.99
Salad +5.99
Chicken Piccata
Pounded thin and sautéed in butter with white wine, lemon juice and capers, served with steamed asparagus
10.99
Soup +5.99
Salad +5.99
Vol Au Vent
Filled with chicken and mushrooms in a rich creamy sauce served with asparagus and hollandaise
16.99
Soup +5.99
Salad +5.99
Grilled Salmon
On a bed of domestic mushroom risotto with grilled asparagus and sun dried tomato ragout
16.99
Soup +5.99
Salad +5.99
Trout Almondine
Fresh rainbow trout with lemony brown butter, crunchy almonds and haricot verts
SANDWICHES‏
9.99
Traditional Reuben
A full quarter pound of corned beef with swiss cheese, sauerkraut and russian dressing grilled on rye and served with fries
12.99
Salmon BLT
Grilled salmon with applewood smoked bacon, pepper jack cheese, lettuce and lemon dill aioli, served with fries
9.99
Grilled Chicken Breast
With smoked gouda cheese, mayonnaise and lettuce on kaiser roll, served with fries.
9.99
Midtown Burger
Prime burger‏ with traditional toppings including mayonnaise and mustard with your choice of cheddar, swiss or pepper jack cheese, served with fries
Sponsored by: Midtown Cafe

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Breakfast/Brunch/Lunch
1. Breakfast/Brunch/Lunch
7am-2:30pm Weekdays
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2. 2018 TOP 50 Southern
2. 2018 TOP 50 Southern
Named one of the Top 50 Southern Restaurants in 2018 by Food & Wine
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3. Free Shuttles
3. Free Shuttles
Shuttles to downtown venues after dinner with phone reservations.
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About
Selected in 2018 as a TOP 50 Best Southern Restaurant in USA by a major customer review app, Midtown Cafe remains since 1987, an iconic local and nationally ranked casual fine dining destination just off West End and Broadway in the Midtown / Vanderbilt/ Music Row area. Offering 7am-2:30pm breakfast, brunch, lunch weekdays and dinner M - Sat featuring longtime signature dishes, American cuisine with Southern flair and the finest, seafood, beef, veal, cage free eggs, bacon, sausages, pastas and regional / local ingredients. Superlative service by a veteran hospitality staff of full time professionals. Midtown Cafe offers free shuttle service from downtown hotels and to local performance venues
PRICE RANGE
$5 - $60
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Seafood, American, French, Cafe, Contemporary
FEATURES
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Table Service, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved this place. Everything we ate was delicious and the service was fantastic. I had Veal 3 ways and it was exceptionally good.More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank EileenKaz
MidtownCafe, Owner at Midtown Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thanks Eileen for your gracious thoughts on your overall dining experience with us! Since 1987, we have worked to give our local regulars and out of town guests quality food prepared with care and professional hospitality service each day. Best wishes! Randy Rayburn Owner /...More

Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed June 18, 2018

The Midtown Cafe is the best restaurant in Nashville. I have dined at the Midtown many times. It is excellent. The kitchen is the best in town. The owner, Randy Rayburn, is the most accomplished owner/manager/chef in Nashville. The dining room is small, but you...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank 223allenl
MidtownCafe, Owner at Midtown Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2018

Thank you for your gracious thoughts and comments about your experiences dining at Midtown Cafe, as well as your review of my contributions to managing our longtime team members front and back of the house. As coach of Team Midtown, I strive to let my...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food. Fast friendly service. We had the blackened cod and filet. Was great. A bit out of the way. We walked from town when it was still light out. We walked back but some might want to uber it back as there are some...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank pojiboy
MidtownCafe, Owner at Midtown Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thanks for your gracious thoughts on your food and service with us! We are located in the Midtown area just off West End adjacent to Vanderbilt, Music Row, St Thomas and HCA medical centers at 102 - 19th Avenue S, which is about 1 1/2...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow what an amazing place of business. This is hands down a great place to eat. We wished we would of found this sooner. We would of ate here everyday. Excellent staff, amazing food and great quality food. Thank you for having organic food. The...More

Date of visit: May 2019
1  Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very pleasant surprise in a neighborhood just outside of downtown. Excellent service, nice selection of dishes. Had one of the best artichoke soups ever. Everyone really enjoyed their meals, especially the pork tenderloin, shrimp and grits, rainbow trout, and short ribs. All were delicious. Nice...More

Date of visit: April 2019
1  Thank Islayman
Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

The place looks a little questionable from the outside, but the inside is beautifully and elegantly decorated. It only seats about 60 people, but that adds to the charm. The waiter I had was probably the best I have encountered. He made me feel at...More

Date of visit: April 2019
1  Thank KristaH962
Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

With just two nights in Nashville, we wanted to eat away from the ever-busy Broadway, so we sought the advice of our hotel. They suggested Midtown Café, made the booking and called our cab. A few minutes later our cabbie signalled our arrival, but we...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Charlt0n1947
Reviewed April 10, 2019 via mobile

I got to tag along for a business lunch, and 100% loved my experience. I got the pork tenderloin in plum sauce with grilled asparagus and mushroom risotto, and I cannot tell you how happy I was with the meal. The mushrooms are large enough...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank sarahmG3482SZ
Reviewed April 5, 2019 via mobile

This was a great restaurant and our server Mike was excellent. All six of us were very pleased with our food and drinks. We had a nice round table at the front window which made it nice. The drinks were wonderful as well. Mike even...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Stallone1
Reviewed April 1, 2019 via mobile

My wife and I were in Nashville for a medical procedure. By Saturday night, we had cabin fever but knew better than to try a crowded establishment with long waiting lines and slow Service, we had eaten at Midtown once before and received personal service,...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 5butchs
MidtownCafe, Owner at Midtown Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2019

Thanks for dining with us again and hope your recovery from your procedure is going well. Our shrimp and grits is one of our most popular meals and we have returned the Brussels sprouts to our Spring Specials due to customers’ requests. Our longtime waitstaff...More

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Traveler551098
August 29, 2018|
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Response from Vera D | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, just google map or ask at your hotel. One thing about Nashville, the folks are more than happy to help! It’s a “southern hospitality” thing....I should know being from Memphis!!!
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ThatTraveler2015
March 11, 2018|
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Response from MidtownCafe | Property representative |
For years I have answered that “blue jeans to black tie” are welcome as this is Nashville. I have also said flippantly that “You must wear clothes.” Breakfast is much more casual than dinner by most guests, but when it gets... More
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egund2016
November 28, 2016|
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Response from MidtownCafe | Property representative |
Apologies for my holiday delay in responding. We do not offer local cooking classes. Check out the local Whole Foods website for their schedule of classes. Brstvwishes!
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